Nobel Medicine to Australia
The 2005 Nobel Prize in Medicine has been awarded to Robin Warren and Barry Marshall of Australia, for their work in how bacteria play a role in gastritis and stomach ulcers.
In announcing the prize, the Karolinska Institute calls their discovery remarkable and unexpected, and says that with tenacity they challenged prevailing dogmas. Before their work it was believed that stress and lifestyle were the major causes of peptic ulcers.
They will share the 1.29 million dollar prize.